Disciples News Service

Category: General Assembly

Christian leaders speak on Iran agreement

Letter from the General Minister and President to President Obama on behalf of the General Assembly in response to GA-1540 Support for Agreement with Iran ________ Christian leaders from National Council of Churches distribute letter to Congress Date: August 25, 2015 Contact: Kate Gould, Friends Committee on National Legislation: Kate@fcnl.org Steven D. Martin, National Council […]

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Disciples Women inspired by Woman-to-Woman trip

When the Woman-to-Woman Worldwide delegation of 2014 met with the Federation of Evangelical Women in Italy, (FDEI) they explained that they, too, are struggling with the number of women who die of all forms of violence and that the numbers in Italy are growing. In 2013, 179 women were killed in Italy due to violence. […]

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Posted on June 2, 2015
Filed under: General, General Assembly
General Board chooses city for 2017 General Assembly

Media contact: Cherilyn Williams  |  cwilliams@disciples.org April 13, 2015 The General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), meeting in Kansas City, MO, on April 13, has selected Indianapolis for the 2017 General Assembly. The board had determined on March 31 to seek a new venue after the March 25 signing of the Religious […]

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Christian Church leaders hopeful with possible changes to Indiana law

Update: Governor Mike Pence signed into law amendments to the RFRA on Thursday, April 2. The General Board will discuss the 2017 assembly at its regular meeting next week. After conferring with leaders, there will be a recommendation to hold the 2017 assembly in Indianapolis.   Listen to NPR interview of Sharon Watkins from April […]

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Press release re: 2017 General Assembly

Please note: This post is from 2015. Subsequent action by the Indiana Legislature prompted the General Board to choose Indianapolis for the 2017 General Assembly. Contact: Cherilyn Williams, assistant vice president of marketing and communication cwilliams@disciples.org desk: 317-713-2496 April 1, 2015, 1 p.m. EDT Governing body of Christian Church votes unanimously to seek new venue for […]

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General Board commits to seek new venue for 2017 General Assembly

Please note: This post is from 2015. The 2017 General Assembly will be held in Indianapolis. Subsequent action by the Indiana Legislature persuaded the General Board to choose Indianapolis in mid April 2015. Update, March 31: General Board commits to seek new venue for 2017 General Assembly Dear Disciples, We are Disciples of Christ, a […]

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Administrative Committee meets in Nashville

The Administrative Committee (AC) of the General Board met in Nashville, TN, October 24 and 25, under the leadership of Moderator Glen Miles. Highlights of the meeting included: the “Mission First” proposal designed to help Disciples develop a shared focus on mission; the Resolutions Task Force report on a recommendation for how Disciples reflect, discuss […]

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Administrative Committee meets in Indianapolis

The Administrative Committee of the General Board met in Indianapolis Oct. 25 and 26 with the new class of moderators and members. Included in the work of the group was approving the General Nominating Committee’s selection of Rev. Seung Un (Paul) Tche, pastor of White Oak Pond Church in Richmond, Ky., as moderator-elect. The new […]

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Posted on October 28, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President, People
From counting change to being changed, youth embraces opportunities

“Before this Assembly one of our youth approached me as she wanted to learn more about the denomination,” said Manuel Collazo, minister of stewardship education and development in Florida. “I was General Assembly treasurer so I asked my young disciple to save some money and register for the assembly and serve as my assistant.”  Kesimy […]

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Posted on October 1, 2013
Filed under: General Assembly, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
Kagiwada Sunday Sept. 8

2013 David Kagiwada Memorial Sunday is September 8 and NAPAD Ministry Week is September 9-14. This year’s celebration will follow the General Assembly theme of “Lord, teach us to pray.” Rev. Younglan Kim and Mrs. JoAnne Kagiwada gave inspiring messages for the Wednesday gathering at the General Assembly. They explored the internment of Japanese Americans in the U.S.and […]

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Posted on August 26, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, People, Resources